Best of Madison 2012: Arts & Culture

Best of Madison 2012: Arts & Culture
SIlver for Best Arts Group-Madison Symphony Orchestra

GOLD: American Players Theatre

SILVER: Madison Symphony Orchestra | Navigating the rocky waters between the sophisticated, educated listener and the average symphony-goer is a familiar job for John DeMain. Going into his 20th season as music director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, DeMain always strives to find a balance between the “war-horses” pieces and “the curiosities.” “I try to come up with an overview when I build a season,” DeMain says. “We’ll have a couple pieces that I think will push the audience. But I also make sure there is a good dose of your favorites symphonies.” Listen to the full audio interview, and hear excerpts of DeMain’s favorites from the 2011-2012 season online.

BRONZE: Children’s Theater of Madison

GOLD: Chazen Museum of Art

SILVER: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

BRONZE: Overture Galleries

GOLD: High Noon Saloon

SILVER: Overture Center

BRONZE: Barrymore Theatre

GOLD: Sundance Cinemas

SILVER: AMC Star Fitchburg

BRONZE: Point Cinema

GOLD: Madison Children’s Museum

SILVER: Chazen Museum of Art

BRONZE: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

GOLD: Overture Center

SILVER: American Players Theatre

BRONZE: High Noon Saloon

GOLD: University Ridge

SILVER: Door Creek

BRONZE: The Oaks